In a study published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the use of zinc in helping with zinc deficiency-related alopecia was investigated.
The study noted: “Zinc is crucial for maintaining human body homeostasis and is one of the major components of hormones, signal molecules, and enzymes.
“In order to test whether oral zinc administration can successfully improve zinc deficiency-related alopecia, we treated five patients with zinc deficiency-related telogen effluvium with oral zinc administration.
“In all patients, hair loss was cured or improved.
“The administration of zinc for zinc deficiency-related alopecia may recover appropriate activities of metalloenzymes, hedgehog signalling, and immunomodulation, all of which are required for normal control of hair growth cycle.”